My Name is Rapunzel

My Name is Rapunzel

by K.C. Hilton

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My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton

My tale has been told again and again, and I’ve heard each one. Except for my hair, I barely recognize the pitiful renditions. Muddled versions, crafted to entertain laughing children…but the children wouldn’t have laughed if they’d known the real story. It wasn't their fault. They didn't know the truth. Nobody did. My name is Rapunzel. I will tell you my story. I will tell you the truth.

YA - Fantasy - Folklore & Mythology - Fairy Tale Retelling - Romance
LCCN: 2013919148

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148649878
Publisher: K.C. Hilton
Publication date: 10/26/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 76,508
File size: 776 KB

About the Author

Born and raised in Aurora, Illinois I spent my childhood climbing trees and playing street games with the neighborhood kids. I was a proud tomboy, until the day I didn’t want to hike the land to an old graveyard. From that point forward I was considered a “girl”.

At the age of seventeen I moved to Kentucky and eventually began to raise a family of my own. Having worn several “hats” my life has been an adventure all on its own. Still, to this day, I yearns to be a mechanic and own a pink toolbox with pink tools.

I can usually be found updating my website, reading great books, watching awesome movies or creating videos for my YouTube channel. Most days I craves Diet Coke, pizza and chocolate, in no particular order.

I don’t read scary books or watch horror movies… I’m way too scared!

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My Name is Rapunzel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rapunzel has been cursed with the gift of immortality, always appearing as a young girl of 18. On the evening that she was cursed, a horrible witch Gretta also took away her true love Henry. For over 200 years Rapunzel lives in solitude and morns the loss of Henry and the life that she was supposed to have. She is watched over by a dragon whose reign will not allow her to escape. As the years go by, Rapunzel learns to leave behind her old ways and starts to modernize her home. She finds small comfort in her hidden garden around her castle and in the ability to be anonymous over the internet. One day she reads an article in her local newspaper from a man named John Jenkins, which denotes and denies the myths of fairy tales. Stating that if he ever met Rapunzel he would ask her to chop off her hair and donate it. This sets off a fire in Rapunzel which sends her on a path to tell her story to John, so that at least one person knows the truth of what she has lived through, unable to die. I have read countless fairy tale retelling stories, however this is my first one featuring Rapunzel. I really enjoyed this version. Rapunzel isn’t the adventurous girl that Disney has portrayed. She is forced to stay with the witch Gretta that cursed her in hopes of finding a way to reverse what has happened to her. The author KC Hilton has written a magnificent magical story. While the first half of the book was sad, filled with the hardships that Rapunzel had to endure, the second half really picks up as Rapunzel finds a new friendship and maybe even more in the snotty reporter John Jenkins. I was hanging on by a thread as the conclusion came and all was revealed. I will say that I loved the ending! If you love fairy tale retellings then go and buy this book now!
Literary_Classics_Reviews More than 1 year ago
My Name is Rapunzel is not your every-day, ordinary fairytale. KC Hilton has crafted a noteworthy read, two and a half decades in the making. --It is modern day, and Rapunzel is alive and well. She has read every rendition of her tale as told by the Brothers Grimm and other such storytellers, and now she is ready to set the record straight. Replete with witches and castles and dragons, this story offers up many of the usually expected components of typical fairytales, but with a young adult, modern-day spin that helps make this a highly engaging read. Appropriate romantic content, coupled with intriguing plot twists, add to the charm of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. Very well done retelling of the classic story through the ages. I cried at the end, both from the great story and that it was done. Absolutely loved it from begining ti end.
caucasian More than 1 year ago
My Name Is Rapunzel is a wonderful retelling of the original Rapunzel story. I've only watched the cartoon movie so reading this version was a good experience for me. The writing was good and there are no dull moments. I enjoyed reading this book because it was really interesting from start to finish. Rapunzel's story starts with her prince charming. Their love was not meant to be. And so originated the story of her guardian dragon. Rapunzel is 250 years old. There are mentions of the Grimm Brothers, second loves and supporting families. Flashbacks throughout the years make it easier to understand. Rapunzel is so innocent and brave you want to just reach in to the story and give her a happy ending. This was like a modern fairytale. The happy ending was not as I had expected, and it was so sweet and it proves that good wins against evil. Not my usual kind of read but I still enjoyed remembering how the original fairytale went.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tania Staley for Readers' Favorite My Name is Rapunzel, by K.C. Hilton, is an entertaining twist on the classic fairy tale. It is a story that has been told hundreds of times and in many different ways, but one thing has always remained true: the lonely young girl with the enchanted hair trapped in her tower. In Hilton’s tale, Rapunzel finally gets a chance to set the record straight. 250 years is too long to be trapped without the comfort of love or companionship. With only Gretta, the witch who cursed her, for company, Rapunzel longs to tell her story and stop hiding from the world she is afraid will not understand her and will fear her. Little does she know that telling her story may be just the thing that could lead to finding love once more and breaking the curse that has plagued her all these years.   K.C. Hilton’s new telling of the Rapunzel tale is quite fun and entertaining. Fairy tales, while obviously compelling due to their never-ending recreation, are often one-dimensional and flat, and Rapunzel’s tale is often one that gets lost, because of the success of Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, and Snow White. So, it is quite fun to see a re-imagining and reawakening of the Rapunzel tale. Hilton’s Rapunzel is intelligent and strong. Her plight depresses her, but it does not halt her life or keep her from planning for a life outside her confines. She is a character that other women can look up to. Hilton’s romance and definition of love within the novel is quite wonderful as well; it explores the multiple facets of love and highlights the struggle of choosing between loving someone new or remaining loyal to a past love. There is nothing one-dimensional about this Rapunzel’s tale, and it will have readers guessing about the outcome until the very end. I highly recommend this new fairy tale, and I hope to read more from K.C. Hilton.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this book. Here's why I love this book: 1. The cover is really gorgeous, attractive, and so mysterious. I'm not judging books from its cover, but good cover is a good start. 2. The content. Such a wonderful, thrilling, and magnificent story! It has brilliant plot, contains lots of shockers. The author wrote beautiful words, I like the poetry and her writing style. The setting of places is perfect. A little bit too long in the middle but it's okay. I love the fun parts that the author added. I found it really exciting to see how Rapunzel responses in more modern life every year. She uses email, shower or reading magazines, wearing branded things because she's rich, etc. For me, this book is full of creativity. Seriously, most scenes are unexpected. There's even that time when Rapunzel mention that she met the Grimm brothers. Isn't that interesting?! Try to figure out the ending, surprises await 3: The romance. Rapunzel and Henry's romance is so sweet. It's so romantic and dramatic when their eyes met. This is sooo my type of book. 4: The characters. I love all the characters. I just wish the author put one short chapter about Gretta's point of view. It would be really fun, how she feels about Edwin's father, Henry, Luke or maybe Anastasia. Really recommend it if you like fairytale and some dust of romance
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is one of the greatest boooks that I have ever read. It made me want to laugh. It made me want to cry. Overall its was just a WOW of a book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this fairy tale. Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read a million stories about Rapunzel and this one is by far the best. I love reading it from her point of view and I will definitely be recommending it to my friends and family. I managed to read this entire book in less than three hours, I couldn't put it down. I love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful! I couldn't put it down.
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Allyssa More than 1 year ago
Interesting premise, poor execution. The idea behind this fairy---tale rewrite was interesting. I wanted to love it too, but the author just left everything too disjointed. I felt like she gave us the beginning of the book in the middle, and put the middle in the beginning making it pretty convoluted. I didn't buy the love story between Rapunzel and John (2 days, really?), I suspected the truth about Henry pretty easily, and the ending? Still confused on how Hilton wrapped things up here. I was pretty unimpressed overall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unique spin on Rapunzel. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just read this and I am happy to say that I loved it. This is an interesting twist on the well-known fairy tale Rapunzel. Rather than blaming the parents saying that they agreed to give their child up to which when she was born it talks about how guilty she felt because she is the one who made a pact with the witch as a child. There are lots of twists and turns making it hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Name is Rapunzel was a good book but not great. It was well written and a good story. However, there were a couple times in the book where an instance was told about twice. That would be fine if there had been more elaborating when told the second time but there wasn't. All in all it was a cute story that kept going with barely any dull parts, but the repetitiveness and its predictability is why I gave it 3 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read many reviews praising this book. It was good, but not as good as they said.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was different, but good!
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Frenchiebella More than 1 year ago
Possible spoilers! I waited so long to read this book. I am a huge lover of fairy tales, no matter what version or era or adaption. It sounded very promising. I finally got to reading it and Overall I am very satisfied. In the begining I was a little frustrated because Rapunzel seemed to be talking to herself a lot. "What do I do?", "What will happen if I do this"?, and "Will I be found out"? Just silly things like that. I thought to myself, "she needs to stop questioning everything she does and just fricken do it already". Drove me crazy lol. But I got over that quickly as the story progressed. As time went by and the eras changed, it became more interesting to see how her life and changed so much, yet so little at the same time. About half way through the book I knew that the dragon was Henry. It would be too sad for him not to be. I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the "happy ending" as you could say. One thing I did not like was that John turned into the dragon. Yeah he made a little comment about becoming one theoretically but it seemed kind of silly when he did. It was sudden and without real reason, personally. Overall, I loved it. Please write another fairy tale ;-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thourghly enjoyed this book, I couldn't put it down once I started reading it.
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It wasnt horrible but its do easy to figure everytging out before it hsppens .
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